Loneliness Lonely, Rachelle Mozman, 2015, single-channel video, 2 min excerpted from 13 minutes.
In Loneliness Lonely, scenes from films, Heathers, The Pawnbroker, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story, are collaged to speak with humor and reflection to contemporary American culture, the immigrant experience, and language. The story of four teenage girls living in an American town unfolds. The four girls are bonded together by a unique experience and have developed an unusual friendship. Their experiences and those of their immigrant parents surface and are contrasted in an environment of gun carrying high school teachers, tea party rallies, and first love. Loneliness Lonely speaks to the changing identity of the American cultural fabric, the internal shift for the immigrants who are a part of this fabric and their children who live in a liminal space.
Featuring actors Victoria Christi, Aba Gyepi-Garbrah, Suzanne Jaehne, Lydia Kalmen, Garrett Paknis, Anthony Quinto, Julissa Roman, David Sherin, Heena Shim, Tesfaye Tessema, Jade Vega. Script written by Rachelle Mozman based on the films Heathers (1988), The Pawnbroker (1964), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), West Side Story (1961). Directors of Photography: Rachelle Mozman, Victor Mares. Sound Production: Julie Sanchez, Monica Uchiyama. Production Assistants: Jesse Chan, Julie Sanchez, Monika Uchiyama. Voice Over: Isabel Rosa. Music Composition: Morgan Wiley. Musicians: Max Goldman, Morgan Wiley, Nick Roseboro, Caito Sanchez, Carter Yasutake,